Friday, October 4, 2013

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Peppers {and an Ocean Spray Giveaway}

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Peppers | Taste As You Go
Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Peppers

I'd love to say that I purposely planned the sharing of this recipe post to coincide with National Taco Day, but I didn't. This is simply a case of dumb luck, and it seems as if my editorial choices are allowing me to benefit from today's food holiday. That is if I can successfully manage to write this post while watching the Boston Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the ALDS.

*wink*


100% Juice Citrus Tangerine Orange from Ocean Spray | Taste As You Go
100% Juice Citrus Tangerine Orange from Ocean Spray

100% Juice Citrus Tangerine Orange from Ocean Spray | Taste As You Go
100% Juice Citrus Tangerine Orange from Ocean Spray

Over the summer, I received an email from Ocean Spray inviting me to try products from their new line of Citrus 100% Juice Blends. Knowing that my cranberry allergy typically prevented me from trying their products, they were excited to get me on board this time around since cranberries weren't involved. I was so touched that they actually remembered my allergy that I accepted their invitation right away.

Shrimp Marinating in 100% Juice Citrus Tangerine Orange from Ocean Spray | Taste As You Go
Marinating Shrimp

The Citrus 100% Juice Blends not only make a refreshing drink, but they also make a flavorful marinade. Here, I've combined the 100% Juice Citrus Tangerine Orange with a bit of sugar (there's no added sugar in the juice), salt, and chipotle peppers in adobo. Just a handful of marinade ingredients, yes, but they pack quite a bit of punch!

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Peppers | Taste As You Go
Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Peppers

The shrimp only needs to marinade for 30 minutes, so you can easily prep the rest of the ingredients while you're waiting. Saute some sliced red onions with your choice of bell peppers (I used yellow for the color contrast) and top your tacos with diced avocado, salsa, and fresh cilantro. The juice marinade brings out the natural sweetness of the shrimp, and the chipotle peppers in adobo will give the entire dish a deep flavor with very little effort.

If you happen to have some leftover shrimp and vegetables after your meal, it makes a fantastic cold shrimp salad that you can serve with some crispy tortilla chips. Just dice everything up before serving, and you'll be good to go!


Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Peppers
Prep Time: 35-40 minutes | Cook Time: 10-15 minutes | Total Time: 45-55 minutes | Yield: 4 servings | Serving Size: 2 tacos | Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup Ocean Spray 100% Juice Citrus Tangerine Orange
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, tails removed, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Prepared salsa
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the juice, sugar, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, and salt. Stir in the shrimp, making sure they're completely coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes, stirring at least once.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the red onions and bell peppers and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Drain the marinade from the shrimp and then discard the marinade.
  5. Add the shrimp to the skillet. Cook and stir 3-4 minutes until the shrimp are no longer pink and the vegetables are tender but still slightly crisp.
  6. To assemble each taco, spoon about 1/2 cup shrimp mixture into the middle of a tortilla. Top with avocado, salsa, and cilantro. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Michelle Rittler | Taste As You Go // Adapted from Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray Citrus Juice Products | Taste As You Go
Ocean Spray Citrus Juice Products

Ocean Spray Citrus 100% Juice Blends Giveaway

Do you like the sound of Ocean Spray's Citrus 100% Juice Blends products? Would you like to win a chance to try them for yourself? Then you're in luck! 

Ocean Spray will be providing one (1) winner with a prize pack consisting of the following items:

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Good luck!!

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Taste As You Go Disclaimer: I was provided these Ocean Spray products at no cost to me. Ocean Spray will be providing the prize for this giveaway and will be shipping the prize directly to the winner. I did not accept monetary compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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